Austria, Salzburg

Printed Worlds

when 22 July 2019 - 10 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks

The production of pictures is unavoidably linked with specific technologies which define not only their appearance, but also their contentuality. The possibility of reproduction offered by printing media alters radically both the modus operandi and the meaning of pictures, also determining their political dimension.

The course deals with the question of what kind of materiality is necessary for an idea to be transferred to a work of art. What processes of transformation does a concept go through in the course of its physical rendering? What additional qualities does a work acquire if the technical aspect of its production is decisive for its essence?

Introduction to relief and intaglio printing – including etching, woodcut and screen printing – is offered as required. The study of these techniques should form a basis for dealing with complex contemporary questions through art. In regular group discussions, exchange of ideas will be encouraged, new stimuli created for the formulation of individual questions, and the intensive period of on-site production considered. At the beginning of the course, exercises will help to find new approaches and eliminate inhibitions.

Course leader

Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Fee info

EUR 0: EUR 950: Regular fee
EUR 710: Reduced fee for students


Send application for grants by 3 April 2019. Link on official website